Fletcher-Dana-Mike & Nancy
Sia, the cat and Nancy
Chart of Central America
Settee area (and guest room)
Welcome to the McConnell Family Web site!
First, let us introduce ourselves. Our crew consists of six of us. Mike, the captain, Nancy, firstmate, Fletcher (9 years old), deck hand, Dana (8 years old) deckhand and chief napper, Hopper (an 8 year old red Queensland Heeler) keen dolphin and ship spotter, and Sia (a 10 year old Siamese Tabby mix), another great napper. Our vessel is a 41 foot Islander Freeport.
ORIGINAL PLAN (Nov 03): We are just beginning an open ended sailing journey and possibly a circumnavigation. Our initial plan is to stay in Mexico for one year, possibly two. After Mexico, we will sail down the coast of Central America before visiting the Galapagos on our way to the South Pacific. Our first stop there will be Pitcairn Island to visit the home of Fletcher's namesake. After that we shall see.
CURRENT PLAN (June 04): Now that we are several months into our journey, we are thinking along different lines, and our plans may be changing. That is one of the great things about this lifestyle. As of mid '04, we are now planning to spend next year on the Pacific coast of Central America before going through the Panama Canal. The following year we will spend exploring the Caribbean side of Central America before crossing the Caribbean. We will then spend one or two seasons going up and down the east coast of the United States in the summer and into the Caribbean islands in the winters. Possibly after that we will cross over to the Mediterranean for a year of European exploration and education. Eventually we do want to cruise the South Pacific, but it will probably be a few years and maybe even on a different boat. But, who knows what the future may bring?!
This site was last updated 03/06/08